South Fork Hanaupah Canyon

Death Valley, California

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This vigorous hike on the eastern slopes of the Panamint Range includes a diverse canyon with springs, waterfalls, and a permanent stream, along with some of the most spectacular vistas in Death Valley. Other attractions include old mining artifacts and a chance to see wildlife. Begin by hiking up the brushy bottom of the South Fork of Hanaupah Canyon. Hug the left side of the canyon wall to pick up a user trail next to the stream. The springs that feed Hanaupah Canyon discharge an amazing 250-plus gallons per minute, nurturing a diverse riparian corridor that attracts a wide array of wildlife. The old mines and cabin of “Shorty” Borden are on the hillsides above the springs. The trail cuts through an eroded alluvial fan and reaches permanent water at 0.6 mile, as evidenced by willow thickets. This is also the junction of an old mining road that leads to the upper mine. From here it’s about 0.3 mile up the brushy bottom to a waterfall.
Hiking Death Valley National Park

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Hiking Death Valley National Park

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)

This vigorous hike on the eastern slopes of the Panamint Range includes a diverse canyon with springs, waterfalls, and a permanent stream, along with some of the most spectacular vistas in Death Valley. Other attractions include old mining artifacts and a chance to see wildlife.

Begin by hiking up the brushy bottom of the South Fork of Hanaupah Canyon. Hug the left side of the canyon wall to pick up a user trail next to the stream. The springs that feed Hanaupah Canyon discharge an amazing 250-plus gallons per minute, nurturing a diverse riparian corridor that attracts a wide array of wildlife. The old mines and cabin of “Shorty” Borden are on the hillsides above the springs. The trail cuts through an eroded alluvial fan and reaches permanent water at 0.6 mile, as evidenced by willow thickets. This is also the junction of an old mining road that leads to the upper mine. From here it’s about 0.3 mile up the brushy bottom to a waterfall.

© 2017 Bill and Polly Cunningham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Death Valley
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Best season: Mid-September to mid-May
Local Contacts: Furnace Creek Visitor Center; (760) 786-3200; www.nps.gov/deva
Local Maps: NPS Death Valley Visitors Map; Trails Illustrated Death Valley National Park Map; USGS Hanaupah Canyon-CA and Telescope Peak-CA
Driving Directions: Directions to South Fork Hanaupah Canyon

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